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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145693/early-erythropoiesis-stimulating-agents-in-preterm-or-low-birth-weight-infants
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REVIEW
Arne Ohlsson, Sanjay M Aher
BACKGROUND: Preterm infants have low plasma levels of erythropoietin (EPO), providing a rationale for the use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) to prevent or treat anaemia and to provide neuro protection and protection against necrotising enterocolitis (NEC). Darbepoetin (Darbe) and EPO are currently available ESAs. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of ESAs (erythropoietin (EPO) and/or Darbe) initiated early (before eight days after birth) compared with placebo or no intervention in reducing red blood cell (RBC) transfusions, adverse neurological outcomes, and feeding intolerance including necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) in preterm and/or low birth weight infants...
November 16, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141707/importance-and-contribution-of-community-social-and-healthcare-risk-factors-for-hepatitis-c-infection-in-pakistan
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Adam Trickey, Margaret T May, Charlotte Davies, Huma Qureshi, Saeed Hamid, Hassan Mahmood, Quaid Saeed, Matthew Hickman, Nancy Glass, Francisco Averhoff, Peter Vickerman
Pakistan has a high prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, estimated at 4.9% (2,290/46,843) in the 2007 national HCV seroprevalence survey. We used data from this survey to assess the importance of risk factor associations with HCV prevalence in Pakistan. Exposures were grouped as community (going to the barbers, sharing smoking equipment, having an ear/nose piercing, tattoo, or acupuncture), healthcare (ever having hemodialysis, blood transfusion, or ≥ 5 injections in the last year), demographic (marital status and age), and socio-economic (illiterate or laborer)...
October 16, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138642/observation-of-blood-donor-recipient-malaria-parasitaemia-patterns-in-a-malaria-endemic-region
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Jamilu Abdullahi Faruk, Gboye Olufemi Ogunrinde, Aisha Indo Mamman
Background: Asymptomatic malaria parasitaemia has been documented in donor blood in West Africa. However, donated blood is not routinely screened for malaria parasites (MPs). The present study therefore aimed to document the frequency of blood transfusion-induced donor-recipient malaria parasitaemia patterns, in children receiving blood transfusion in a tertiary health-centre. Methodology: A cross-sectional, observational study involving 140 children receiving blood transfusion was carried out...
2017: Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137030/emergency-obstetric-hysterectomy-for-life-threatening-postpartum-hemorrhage-a-12-year-review
#4
Yulong Zhang, Jianying Yan, Qing Han, Tingting Yang, Lihong Cai, Yuelin Fu, Xiaolu Cai, Meimei Guo
The aim of the study was to review the operative experiences of emergency hysterectomy for life-threatening postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) performed over a 12-year period at Fujian Provincial Maternity and Children's Hospital; to examine the incidence and risk factors for emergency obstetric hysterectomy; and to evaluate the curative effectiveness and safety of subtotal hysterectomy for life-threatening PPH.The records of all cases of emergency obstetric hysterectomy performed at Fujian Maternity and Children Health Hospital between January 2004 and June 2016 were analyzed...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136561/calibrated-automated-thrombogram-values-in-infants-with-cardiac-surgery-before-and-after-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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Alessandra Rizza, Giovina Di Felice, Rosa Luciano, Ottavia Porzio, Ombretta Panizzon, Maurizio Muraca, Paola Cogo
INTRODUCTION: Impaired thrombin generation has been associated to increase bleeding after cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), especially in children. The aim of this study was to evaluate standard coagulation assay, thrombin generation by calibrated automated thrombogram (CAT), thromboelastography (TEG) and procoagulant phospholipids (PPL) activity in infants undergoing cardiac surgery with CPB. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective observational study performed in children aged <24months undergoing cardiac surgery with CPB...
September 21, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136093/overuse-of-preoperative-laboratory-coagulation-testing-and-abo-blood-typing-a-french-national-study
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H Beloeil, D Ruchard, N Drewniak, S Molliex
Background: Following publication of guidelines on routine preoperative tests, the French Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (SFAR), in association with French national public health insurance, conducted a survey to evaluate adherence to guidelines and the economic consequences. Methods: Using the French Hospital Discharge Database and National Health Insurance Information system, tests performed during the 30 days before surgery were analysed for two situations: (1) standard laboratory coagulation tests and ABO blood typing in children able to walk and scheduled for tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy; and (2) ABO blood typing in adults before laparoscopic cholecystectomy, thyroidectomy, lumbar discectomy or breast surgery...
October 9, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132978/intensive-care-in-severe-malaria-report-from-the-task-force-on-tropical-diseases-by-the-world-federation-of-societies-of-intensive-and-critical-care-medicine
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REVIEW
Dilip R Karnad, Mohd Basri Mat Nor, Guy A Richards, Tim Baker, Pravin Amin
Severe malaria is common in tropical countries in Africa, Asia, Oceania and South and Central America. It may also occur in travelers returning from endemic areas. Plasmodium falciparum accounts for most cases, although P vivax is increasingly found to cause severe malaria in Asia. Cerebral malaria is common in children in Africa, manifests as coma and seizures, and has a high morbidity and mortality. In other regions, adults may also develop cerebral malaria but neurological sequelae in survivors are rare...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127678/allogeneic-matched-related-transplantation-for-%C3%AE-thalassemia-and-sickle-cell-anemia
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Françoise Bernaudin, Corinne Pondarré, Claire Galambrun, Isabelle Thuret
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) can cure single gene disorders such as thalassemia and sickle cell anemia (SCA). These non-malignant diseases have in common severe hemolytic anemia and high proliferative bone marrow, requiring frequent transfusions. The risk of rejection is high and graft-vs-host disease is not desirable. Important progress has been made in the management of these diseases, including leukocyte depletion of blood products, and chelation therapy, for both diseases, and erythrocytapheresis and hydroxycarbamide for SCA...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108845/validation-of-the-age-adjusted-shock-index-using-pediatric-trauma-quality-improvement-program-data
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Andrew Nordin, Alan Coleman, Junxin Shi, Krista Wheeler, Henry Xiang, Shannon Acker, Denis Bensard, Brian Kenney
PURPOSE: In adults, shock index (SI; heart rate/systolic blood pressure) >0.9 predicts injury severity and trauma outcomes. However, age-adjusted shock index (SIPA) out-performs SI in blunt trauma patients 4-16years old. We sought to confirm these findings and expand this tool to include penetrating trauma and children aged 1-4years. METHODS: We developed cutoff values for patients 1-3years old using age-based vital signs and queried the 2014 Pediatric Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP) database for patients aged 1-16years sustaining blunt or penetrating trauma...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099778/upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-children-a-tertiary-united-kingdom-children-s-hospital-experience
#10
Omar Nasher, David Devadason, Richard J Stewart
The aim of this study was to review the aetiology, presentation and management of these patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) at a tertiary children's unit in the United Kingdom. This was a retrospective single-institution study on children (<16 years) who presented with acute UGIB over a period of 5 years using known International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes. A total of 32 children (17 males, 15 females) were identified with a total median age at presentation of 5.5 years. The majority (24/32) of patients presented as an emergency...
November 3, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099741/infantile-cytomegalovirus-associated-severe-warm-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-a-case-report
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Hassan K Khalifeh, Youmna M Mourad, Cynthia T Chamoun
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia is a rare hematologic entity in children. Etiologies are mainly viruses or bacteria. We describe here a case of severe warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia (IgG- and C3d-positive direct antiglobulin test) in an immunocompetent 6-month-old infant with acute Cytomegalovirus infection that responded well to corticotherapy and intraveneous immunoglobulins without using blood component transfusion. This case demonstrates the importance of recognizing CMV in infantile Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia, especially because hemolysis can be severe and lethal...
November 3, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099347/the-morbidity-pattern-of-children-with-sickle-cell-disorders-admitted-to-the-queen-elizabeth-hospital-barbados-2009-2013
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D Grannum, Paula M Lashley
A retrospective study was conducted by examining all the medical files of all the children with sickle cell anaemia (Hb SS) admitted from 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2013. A total of 220 admission notes (59 patients aged 5 months-16 years) were analysed. Of these, 53.2% were boys; 85.8% of the patients had Hb SS. The most common reason for admission was vaso-occlusive crisis. Blood transfusions were used in 39.7% of admissions There were no deaths during the study period. We note the number of sickle cell-related admissions and morbidity has increased, along with an increase in the number of blood transfusions...
January 1, 2017: Tropical Doctor
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084115/perioperative-blood-loss-and-transfusion-in-craniosynostosis-surgery
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Chang Park, Justin Wormald, Benjamin H Miranda, Juling Ong, Alison Hare, Simon Eccles
Craniosynostosis has an incidence of 1 in 2000 to 2500 live births and may be corrected through several methods including total calvarial remodeling and frontal orbital advancement remodeling. Blood loss during craniosynostosis surgery can be substantial, ranging from 20% to 500% of total circulating volume with a high associated risk of transfusion-related adverse events. The authors performed a retrospective analysis of all patients undergoing surgery for craniosynostosis at a tertiary pediatric craniofacial center with a focus on blood loss and subsequent transfusion...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075068/the-impact-of-transfusion-and-chelation-on-oxidative-stress-in-immigrant-syrian-children-with-%C3%AE-thalassemia
#14
Meriç Kaymak Cihan, Burcu Belen, Fatih Bolat, Özlem Gümüştekin Bülbül, Elif Ünver Korgalı, Ülker Koçak
Iron overload in β-thalassemia major and intermedia patients leads to oxidative stress and causes to formation of lipid hydroperoxides. Thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) are a well established method for screening and monitoring of lipid peroxidation. We aimed to investigate serum TBARS and its relationship with biochemical and hematologic parameters of Turkish and immigrant Syrian β-thalassemia children reflecting the effects of this socioeconomic condition on follow up of these patients. Lipid peroxidation products (TBARS) of Turkish (TR) (n = 62, from the cities of Gaziantep and Sivas, Turkey) and Syrian (SYR) (n = 34, from Gaziantep, Turkey) β-thalassemia patients aged 2-17 years and 58 healthy subjects aged 2-16 years were studied...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062252/plasmapheresis-in-a-child-with-cold-antibody-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-case-report
#15
Zeynep Canan Özdemir, Özcan Bör, Ener Çağrı Dinleyici, Eylem Kıral
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia is a picture of hemolysis which is caused by autoantibodies against red blood cell surface antigens. It is classified as primary, secondary or warm and cold autoimmune hemolytic anemia according to the temperature at which antibodies react. It is usually an acute and self-limiting condition. Here, we present a three-year-old male patient who presented with malaise, paleness, and dark-colored urine. His hemoglobin level was 5.8 g/dL, and increased indirect bilirubin and lactate dehydrogenase levels and decreased haptoglobulin and reticulocyte levels were noted...
September 2017: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054362/red-blood-cell-transfusion-in-infants-and-children-current-perspectives
#16
REVIEW
Natasha Ali
Children routinely receive packed red blood transfusion when they are admitted in the intensive care unit or undergoing cardiac surgeries. These guidelines aim to summarize literature and provide transfusion triggers exclusively in infants and children.
October 6, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051184/novel-use-of-hydroxyurea-in-an-african-region-with-malaria-noharm-a-trial-for-children-with-sickle-cell-anemia
#17
Robert O Opoka, Christopher M Ndugwa, Teresa S Latham, Adam Lane, Heather A Hume, Phillip Kasirye, James S Hodges, Russell E Ware, Chandy C John
Hydroxyurea treatment is recommended for children with sickle cell anemia (SCA) living in high-resource malaria-free regions, but its safety and efficacy in malaria-endemic sub-Saharan Africa, where the greatest sickle cell burden exists, remain unknown. In vitro studies suggest hydroxyurea could increase malaria severity, and hydroxyurea-associated neutropenia could worsen infections. NOHARM was a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial conducted in malaria-endemic Uganda, comparing hydroxyurea to placebo at 20 ± 2...
October 19, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016582/safety-and-efficacy-of-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-in-children
#18
Udaya Man Singh Dongol, Yugal Limbu
BACKGROUND: Renal stone disease is a common problem in children in developing countries. Its prevalence in children varies from 5% to 15%. It is suggested that anatomic abnormalities, recurrent urinary tract infections, metabolic disturbances, dietary and environmental factors are the predisposing factors.The aim of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of percutaneous nephrolithotomy in children. METHODS: Between May 2012 and Dec 2016, 25 children with renal stone diseases underwent percutaneous nephrolithotomy and were evaluated for stone free rate, complications, blood transfusion rate, sandwich therapy, etc...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991109/patient-blood-management-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-a-review
#19
Jill M Cholette, David Faraoni, Susan M Goobie, Victor Ferraris, Nabil Hassan
Efforts to reduce blood product transfusions and adopt blood conservation strategies for infants and children undergoing cardiac surgical procedures are ongoing. Children typically receive red blood cell and coagulant blood products perioperatively for many reasons, including developmental alterations of their hemostatic system, and hemodilution and hypothermia with cardiopulmonary bypass that incites inflammation and coagulopathy and requires systemic anticoagulation. The complexity of their surgical procedures, complex cardiopulmonary interactions, and risk for inadequate oxygen delivery and postoperative bleeding further contribute to blood product utilization in this vulnerable population...
October 5, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987034/impact-of-patient-characteristics-and-treatment-procedures-on-hospitalization-cost-and-length-of-stay-in-japanese-patients-with-influenza-a-structural-equation-modelling-approach
#20
Rosarin Sruamsiri, Sameh Ferchichi, Aurélien Jamotte, Mondher Toumi, Hiroshi Kubo, Jörg Mahlich
OBJECTIVES: Little is known about the economic burden of influenza-related hospitalizations in Japan. This study sought to identify the factors that contribute to the total healthcare costs (THCs) associated with hospitalizations due to influenza in the Japanese population. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cross-sectional database analysis study. METHODS: A structural equation modelling approach was used to analyse a nationwide Japanese hospital claims data...
October 7, 2017: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
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